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Jul 12, 2021

WJS Canada Job Posting: Team Lead- ABI and Youth Employment Services (August Start Date) - Job ID J0721-0237
Organization: WJS Canada 
Job Title: Team Lead- ABI and Youth Employment Services (August Start Date)
Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time
Location: Edmonton, AB, Alberta, Canada
Hours of Work Per Week: 40 Hrs
Scheduled Days Each Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Scheduled Hours: 8:30am TO 4:00pm (This management position requires flexibility to work some evenings & weekends, as necessary), and on-call rotation.
Number of Positions: 1
Compensation: $25.4500 - $29.1000 /Hour
Closing Date: August 31, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found.
The Program

WJS is happy to share in CBI's mission that all citizens have the right to fully inclusive lives and access to fulfilling work for real pay.
L.E.A.P (Learning Employment Action Plan) was developed by CBI Consultants for youth/young adults aged 15-30 who may be living with developmental and mental health challenges, be Indigenous or have barriers to employment (ESL, refugee, recent immigrant or living in a remote, rural location). The free federally-funded program focuses on building community networks with local employers, agencies, educational institutions and community partners, and providing innovative training techniques which enhance the participant's ability for employment.
The Position
The Team Lead will oversee the work of the Employment Specialists in all phases of the youth employment program delivery (classes, job development, job coaching, monitoring and crisis supports). They will also write curriculum and other deliverables aimed at continuously improving the program and report on the achievement of program outcomes.
Located in Edmonton, Alberta. This position may require travel across assigned communities.
*** This is a 14-MONTH temporary position to backfill a maternity leave. ***
In Your Role You Will
• Develop, implement and deliver L.E.A.P. Employment Services in WJS Canada's programs across Canada.
• Oversee the recruitment, intake, assignment and evaluation of program participants
• Schedule, supervise, orient/train and evaluate program staff
• Develop and deliver presentations, training, etc.
• Ensure comprehensive, accurate recording and reporting of information (e.g. time allocation of Employment Specialists, participant metrics and program success indicators)
• Network with community partners, with employers, educational institutions, community groups, etc. to develop employment opportunities and recruit program participants
• Review & approve time sheets and related payroll documents
• Represent CBI positively within the community, venues and training locales
• Ensure adherence to the contract (budget, policies, procedures, reporting, etc.)
• Perform job coaching duties as required
• Assist with compiling and submitting program quarterly reports
*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 6 months of hiring date) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.
As An Ideal Candidate You Possess

• 2 years supervisory/management experience
• Degree in a relevant field (e.g., Psychology, Social Work, Child and Youth Care, Recreation and Health Education, Community Support Work, Rehabilitation, HR, Business, Mental health and Addictions) or equivalent combination of training and experience
• Previous experience in an employment program and/or working with individuals with various barriers to employment (ESL, new immigrant, people with disabilities, etc.) is an asset
• Driver's License, clear driver's abstract & own vehicle - as this position may require travel across assigned communities.
• Experience writing/implementing program plans and/or business and community development is an asset
• Demonstrated competency with public speaking, facilitating group learning
• Career Development Practitioner Course (CDP) would be an advantage
• Strong conflict resolution, mediation and crisis prevention/intervention techniques.
• Commitment to quality assurance; knowledge of CARF and related accreditation and
certification requirements.
• Knowledge of communications and public relations principles, practices and techniques.
• Be calm, confident, patient; Follow instructions, and function in a crisis
• Self motivate, motivate others and be a positive role model.
What WJS Canada does
WJS Canada provides social services to children, youth, adults and families facing difficulties. We take a personalized, trauma-informed approach to care in an environment of cultural respect and support.
Our Employees Enjoy
• Safe, respectful and caring team environment
• Training programs to ensure professional development and career development
• Flexible hours
• Generous benefit packages
For more information on WJS Canada visit our website:
No telephone calls please. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.


  • Employment Counsellor - 3 year(s)
  • Management  - 3 year(s)
  • Business Administration
  • CARF Accreditation
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Human Resources
  • Policy Analyst
  • Program Design
  • Program Director
  • Quality Analyst

To apply follow the link below: